What You Need To Know About Vaping CBD

December 29 , 2020 | Lifestyle

Your local corner store has put out the signs, specific shops are popping up all over the place, even the grocery store pharmacy has a small section. CBD is here and it’s not going anywhere.  With this sudden influx of new products and companies, it’s difficult to pick the perfect product that is right for your body.  It may seem like doing CBD is just the ‘in’ thing to do right now, but many people are actually doing CBD for the benefits and need to know advantages and disadvantages of each type of CBD administration.  We are going to explore everything you need to know about vaping CBD.

CBD can be taken in many different ways.  Each is delivered to the body differently.  Eating CBD isn’t very effective at the end of the day.  If you are looking for the benefits and don’t want to waste any CBD, avoid eating your CBD.

The goal is to get CBD into the bloodstream.  It then can be available biologically.  A great way to deliver CBD is to use a vape.  The lungs are one of the best places for substance delivery in the body.

WHAT IS CBD?

Before we get into why vaping is the most efficient administration method for CBD, there are a few things to understand.  First, CBD and THC are two of the over 100 known chemical compounds in the cannabis plant.  CBD has gained recent popularity for two reasons: the research into CBD medicinal properties is very promising and it doesn’t get you high.

CBD has an effect on us because we have cannabis like neurotransmitters naturally produced by the body, called endocannabinoids.  They are believed to activate receptors in the brain that control important functions like mood, sleep, and inflammation.  These neurotransmitters and receptors are a part of the Endocannabinoid System or ECS.

Delivery method is huge when you understand the ECS.  For CBD to have an effect it must be distributed around the body by our bloodstream.  Only then can it get to the ECS and get to work.

 

WHAT ARE CBD VAPE PENS AND WHY ARE THEY EFFECTIVE?

Vaping CBD is the most efficient deliver method for CBD.  As soon as the smoke is inhaled, the blood in your lungs is absorbing the CBD and delivering it throughout the body.  Experts believe that vaping will make most of the CBD in the product available for the body to use.

Vape pens are battery heated smoking devices.  They look like a metal cigarette, consisting of three parts: a rechargeable battery, a cartridge full of liquid, and a mouthpiece.

The liquid is heated and vaporized at the push of a button, making it available to inhale.  Since marijuana legalization, vaping products have taken a huge share in the cannabis consumable space.  They are easy to use and highly efficient in delivering cannabinoids to the bloodstream.

Some vape pens are better than others having a superior battery technology or delivering a smoother hit.  A battery vaporizes the liquid, it’s inhaled, absorbed into the bloodstream and exhaled.  Pretty simple.  Where things get complicated is in the substance that is being vaporized. 

 

VAPING CBD OIL

There are two different types of vapes, ones that require a liquid and those that use a cartridge.  Understanding the difference is very important.

E-liquid vapes are these gigantic robot looking things people suck on and blow out enormous, fruity smelling clouds.  These are fueled by what is known as juice.  This is usually a mixture of vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG) and the active ingredient, usually nicotine or cannabis.  VG and PG are heavily debated online.  Some say they are perfectly safe to inhale, others warn that these additives have serious consequences.

The truth is we don’t really know what will happen to these people who are going through bottles of vape juice consistently over years and years.  Vaping at this rate is a new phenomenon.  We don’t recommend anyone start smoking if they aren’t already doing so, but if you are going to do it, it may be a good idea to avoid the E-juice route.

Cartridges of CBD oil readily made for vaping is the other option.  This is not to be confused with CBD oil that is in a tincture, meant to be used orally or sublingually.  CBD oil in a tincture is not designed to be smoked.  The cartridges found in vape pens are usually free from additives like VG, PG, and vitamin E acetate (another substance you may not want in your lungs).

Legit CBD vape companies are upfront with what is in their products.  You just want hemp extract in your pen cartridge if you are looking to benefit from CBD.  Sometimes they will add terpenes (amazing compounds found in all plants) for additional benefits.

 

BENEFITS OF VAPING CBD

Vaping cannabis is a superior delivery method because of the high bioavailability the smoke provides.  This means your CBD isn’t wasted.  This stuff is expensive, especially if you are doing it right.  CBD needs to be taken regularly to reap the rewards.  

When CBD is inhaled, you will almost immediately feel the benefits, as opposed to edible CBD where the stomach takes hours to break it down and delivery through the bloodstream.  If you are looking for CBD to improve your life and aren’t worried about hot smoke entering your lungs this is the delivery method for you.

Cartridges of CBD also make the entourage effect available.  CBD nerds swear by it and they are supported by real scientific research.  It is believed that when CBD is introduced to the body with other cannabinoids and terpenes that you will receive more benefits.  Since cartridges are made of actual CBD distillate, they can possess other cannabinoids and terpenes, also known as full spectrum CBD or broad spectrum CBD.

 

SAFETY TO CONSIDER WHEN VAPING CBD

Obviously, you don’t want these harmful additives going into your lungs.  The best way to be sure is to do a little homework on the product you are interested in.  Most vape pens sold by CBD companies are free of VG and PG but it doesn’t hurt to make sure.

If the company is legit, they will most likely be bragging about not containing these additives.  Real, trusted cannabis companies want to provide products from the Earth, not synthetics.

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A VAPE PEN

The online CBD marketplace is still basically a free for all.  It’s truly the wild west out here.  That is why when buying any cannabis product online, you need to do your research.  

Make sure the company has 3rd party lab tested products.  This will ensure the products actually have CBD in them.

CO2 extraction is another thing to make sure of.  If the company has lab tests, they are probably using this extraction method, too.  It doesn’t hurt to make sure.

Look at reviews, most companies will have plenty.  If the company is new and they don’t have many reviews yet, email them.  Ask these important questions.  They will most likely send you a discount code as well.

Vape pens are an awesome new cannabis technology.  When bought from a legit source this is by far the best way to deliver CBD.  Just make sure you aren’t inhaling harmful additives, even if the company swears they are safe, we don’t truly know the side-effects of long term use.

 

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